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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Seaplane Wrecking Derrick:
Built by Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH
Authorized, November 1930
Completed as the steel-hulled Seaplane Wrecking Derrick YSD-8, 1932
Towed from Portsmouth to Panama Canal Zone by Iuka (AT-37), April 1932
Assinged to the 15th Naval District, at NAS Coco Solo, 1932 - 1951
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold to Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co., Long Beach, CA, renamed Mary Ann (ON 261728), 1951
Sold to Foss Launch & Tug Co., Seattle, WA, renamed Foss 304, 1952
Sold to Ryan Contracting Corp., Santa Barbara, CA, renamed Britt, 1961
Sold to Jacobson Brothers, Seattle, WA, renamed Sonar Belle, date unknown
Sold and converted to a fishing vessel, renamed Salsea Belle
Final disposition, foundered 60 miles south of Yakutat, AK, 04 February 1981
Displacement 240 tons (lt) 270 tons (fl)
Length 104' 0"
Beam 31' 2"
Draft 4' 0"
Lifting Capacity 10 tons
two Diesel engines
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